I’m on the couch watching the lights. I’m so relaxed. As I reflect on the first 17 days of my year of living abundantly, I’m feeling exhausted!
Before I retired I am certain that I did better with self control. For instance, I exercised amazing self control once during our fire drill. A kiddo at the end of the line grabbed the tetherball pole and started twirling around it in a dancing Cirque de Sol like way. It was on the tip of my tongue to say, “Stop pole dancing!”
Luckily, I gave him the “get in line” look like only educators can do and he got back in line. I am sure I would have regretted it immediately as he would have taken my command and run with it because he is wildly creative AND a bit worldly. While I love wildly creative children, adding worldly to the mix can make life miserable. I was able to not say the first thing that popped into my head. That’s self control!
When I woke up this morning, I saw cherry pie in the kitchen and I ate it. Eating whatever looks good is NOT practicing self control. I need to get through the holidays without exploding. Today, I learned new computer skills by watching Youtube videos.
From Audible, Overdrive and the wisdom of a friend, I learned new strategies that led me to sharing my some big feelings.
My Year of Living Abundantly started with a visit to a new primary care doctor. After a conversation with her, I realized that I’M the one who needs to make the decision to eat well and move more AND I’m the one who’ll live with the choices I make. Though BMI and Blood Pressure may reflect my health and well being, there are other success indicators I’ve decided to track. I’m tracking a few things here so I’ll be able to review and share the highlights when I see my doctor again in December 2020. I’d love to honestly report positive things
Success Indicator Updates:
Body Mass Index: Today my BMI was up slightly.
Blood Pressure: Today my BP was about the same.
Healthy Fuel: We had roast green beans and roast pork with figgy jam. It was fabulous!
Not so Healthy Fuel: I had a mocha. Yum.
Quiet Time:I had a little bit of quiet time this morning.
Nature Parks Explored: I didn’t leave the house on this very rainy day.
Spinach Salads: No salad today.
Beverage High in Antioxidants: I enjoyed a mocha at Cranky B4 Coffee today. The barista knew so much about coffee and how tastes compliment each other. It was a great experience.
Walking with My Grand Dog: I had no dog time today.
Sand Castles with Cute Kids: I had no kid time today. Because it was the day before winter break in the local elementary schools, I wasn’t sad about missing their enthusiasm.
I am thankful for my couch and cuddle time after a busy week.